Farming Together Program – Australian Government Department of Agriculture
Farming Together, launched in 2016, it supports the $14m+ Australian Federal Government initiative that aims to provide farmers, fishers and foresters with knowledge, skills and materials on collaborative ideas, co-operative structures and collective strategies.
Farming Together approached Experience Digital for software solution services to build a digitally-enabled platform for the site, capable of accessing secure data and analytics for its business requirements.
Experience Digital and Farming Together collaborated on the concept and design of the platform and the product was launched after an intensive 12-week platform build.
Despite the tight timeframe for the complete platform build, Experience Digital’s design and software developer teams worked in collaboration with a wide variety of stakeholders to ensure the seamless user experience aligned with industry best practice.
The Farming Together platform is a comprehensive case management system built upon the Meteor Node.JS Rapid Development Framework. Through an API, the system was able to determine diagnostically the eligibility of an applicant for the program via its website and, if successful, support the applicant’s ‘case’ through to completion.
The program has been very successful and has assisted 28,500 primary producers, the development of 57 new co-operatives, the support of over 220 existing cooperatives, provision of advice to more than 254 businesses, the enablement of $2.5m worth of training and education, and the ability to host over 75 co-op events across the country.
These outcomes were facilitated by the capabilities and usability of the platform provided by Experience Digital.